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For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An undocumented student, bright and educated, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it.

But as ferocious battles rage in Congress, statehouses and courtrooms over the legal status of undocumented immigrants, an evolution has been underway at some colleges and universities. They are taking it upon themselves to more freely, sometimes openly, make college more affordable for these students, for whom all federal and most state forms of financial aid remain off limits.  Read more

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Follow us on TiowtterDiamond Bank has revealed the launch of a fingerprint recognition feature, which has been incorporated within the Diamond Mobile app. The new service has been incorporated utilising the iOS Touch ID feature, and allows users of the app to log into their account’s.

Ayona Trimnell, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of the Bank stated that: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Touch ID feature on the Diamond Mobile app. This means that Diamond Mobile app users that have iOS devices can now login to their accounts with just their fingerprints as an alternative to entering a User ID and Password.”

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Nairobi — The Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Project status has moved a notch higher after admission as a Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI) project under the African Union (AU) Commission.

The project will now enjoy the attention of the Heads of State from seven African countries on New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC), required to account on progress and bottlenecks after every six months.

The Vision 2030 transport infrastructural project joins other 51 projects identified for development by 2040, touted to enable improved interconnection and integration while bridging the continent’s extensive infrastructure gap. Read more

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At the heart of the Giuliani-led critique of the president’s patriotism is the suggestion that Barack Obama has never expressed love for the United States.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, has even challenged the media to find examples of Mr. Obama expressing such affection.

Has the president done so?

Yes, he has.

A review of his public remarks provides multiple examples.

In 2008, when he was still a presidential candidate, Mr. Obama uttered the magic words in Berlin, during a speech to thousands.

“I also know how much I love America,” he said at the time.

He did it again that same year during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, observing that “I love this country, and so do you, and so does John McCain.”

Mr. Obama used a similar construction, as president, in 2011, during a town hall meeting in Illinois, when he recalled “why I love this country so much.” Read more

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VMK, a company founded by Vérone Mankou, the Congolese entrepreneur behind the first tablet made in Africa, announced the opening of its first VMK store in Abidjan.

Located in the Treichville commune at Zone 3 C, Immeuble Rive Gauche, this point of sale – which will sell products from the VMK range – marks the beginning of the Congolese company’s expansion beyond its borders. The Abidjan VMK store, which will ultimately employ up to 10 people, will be an addition to VMK’s first-ever store in Brazzaville, which was opened in partnership with South African operator, MTN. Read more

Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal

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The Ministry of Education in Senegal and Samsung Electronics Africa have announced the launch of a mobile education solution, which is aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners.

Installed at the Plan Jaxaay Secondary School, the Samsung Smart School initiative is an integrated platform that includes a monitoring and controlling feature – which allows teachers to keep track of educational content on their learners’ screens – a screen-sharing feature and a real-time question-and-answer feature. Read more